The art of Le Pliage
Since its creation in 1993, Le Pliage® has become a symbol of the Longchamp brand in its own right.
Since its creation in 1993, Le Pliage® has become a symbol of the Longchamp brand in its own right. It was born of a true technical feat: combining the lightness of a feather with the durability of a bag. Philippe Cassegrain set himself to the task in the seventies. He designed a luggage line crafted in khaki nylon, which he trimmed with pigskin leather during the production process, embellishing it without adding extra weight.
An ode to simplicity
The Le Pliage® collection took to the streets one morning in 1993. The simplest of ideas had conquered the laws of physics: canvas, a flap with a press stud and two handles highlighted by little Russian leather ears in a Mexico shade… The bag folds and unfolds in a flash. This unprecedented style has been seen on the arms of men and women of all ages ever since.
A wellspring of creativity
Based on an extremely simple yet extremely original concept, Le Pliage offers an endless number of combinations. It has thus been produced in innovative materials, adorned with transparent pockets, crafted in offbeat prints, etc. Like a blank page for the artist’s creativity, the bag lends itself to the innovations that the house brings to it.
Fans of Longchamp's Le Pliage® Cuir bag have cause for celebration: not only is the leather version of the cult foldable bag available in a rainbow of new colours each season, but the range is also being enriched with new pieces.
Longchamp also offers the Le Pliage® Cuir Personalized for bags and a pouch – create a customised accessory in just a few clicks at www.longchamp.com or in your Longchamp store. Everything can be customised, from the size to the main colour, through the bag's details… the lining and the perforated or embossed initials are the finishing touches that make each bag unique.